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A short game

Pietà

made a short game over the weekend.

download:

OSX 10.5+ (Intel)
Windows
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controls:
space

[edit: OSX version fixed, and small restart bug fixed w/ windows version]

10 Comments

  1. Lunco wrote:

    It crashes on my mac (10.5+intel) when I launch it.

    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  2. yeah, apologies: I screwed it up in the final stages of preparation-for-online in the mac version; I’ll upload a fix tomorrow morning.

    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Lunco wrote:

    Well, there’s one thing for sure: my keyboard (and my hand) is not thanking you right now. I was trying to see if you can save the girl/kid, so I tried a couple of times. I guess you can’t? It would be rewarding if you could.

    I like the graphics and the music: the graphics remind me of the colour blindness tests and the music of the Godfather.

    Keep them coming :)

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
  4. Deacon Lowdown wrote:

    See, this is another example of where linearity and inability to affect outcome *helps* a game. If I watched a short film about a girl who dies in a park, I would be sad. But to be the girls mother, and run to a hospital as fast as I could only to be too late: that increases the impact tenfold.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 3:58 am | Permalink
  5. PsySal wrote:

    Very much like this one. I was hard to understand though, why the girl was hurt so badly from falling down. To me it just looked as if she tripped.

    Maybe there needed to be a more desperate accident?

    Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 4:32 am | Permalink
  6. yeah, i should probably have done something to increase the gravity of the situation.

    Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink
  7. Actually, I think the ambiguity really lends itself well to the blocky abstraction of the game. The girl could have been unhealthy–maybe the mother knew, and they spend their days walking around the park in silence. Maybe it was an illness the mother didn’t know about until it struck her daughter in the park.

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  8. javier wrote:

    The scene with a black background means the daughter’s death then? I couldnt tell, the game stopped responding when I got to that scene.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  9. stopped responding? sounds like a bug; pressing space should, at this screen, restart the game. in any event, that’s all there is.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  10. Jenna wrote:

    Yeah, same here. It just went to black around the mother and child then ended.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 1:18 am | Permalink

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